Aside from its strikingly pristine beaches, Langkawi is a duty-free shopping sanctum for all shoppers alike. Exempted from duty in 1987, the island has some pretty appealing prices that make it hard for you to keep your wallets sealed. There are products aplenty to shop for, from chocolates, cigarettes and liquor to clothing, sportswear, perfumes and handcrafted souvenirs.
Not all places are tax-free, but a good number of designated stores and malls sure are! Here’s a list of places to satisfy all your shopping needs in Langkawi.
Pantai Cenang is a popular tourist spot where some of the best shopping malls are located.
1. Cenang Mall
If you want to get away from the blistering heat beating down on you, Cenang Mall is a great place for a comfortable afternoon of shopping. Besides duty-free apparel stores with attractive prices, the mall houses a pharmacy, supermarket and several popular cafes and restaurants.
Address: Lot 2605, Cenang, Mukim, Jalan Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
2. The Zon Shopping Paradise
Another shopping complex located in Pantai Cenang is The Zon Shopping Paradise, which truly lives up to its name. Here, customers can purchase an array of goods for prices up to 40% lower than average retail prices, including cosmetics, accessories, branded sunglasses, watches, luggages, chocolates, tobacco and liquor.
The mall is known to have a splendid collection of beers, wines, whiskies and spirits, all for astounding prices.
Address: Jalan Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
3. Coco Valley @Underwater World Langkawi
Right next door to Underwater World is Coco Valley, another popular place for duty-free shopping in Langkawi. This outlet is not only filled with a fine selection of wines, champagnes and whiskies; it also houses world-renowned chocolate brands like Hershey’s, Rittersport, Toblerone and Cadbury, all of which are sold at much cheaper prices. A must for chocolate lovers!
Address: 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
4. Temoyong Night Market
Head down to the night market for some merriment and extremely cheap prices, held every Thursday at Pantai Cenang from 5pm to 10pm. There’s a massive array of things you can get a hold of here, such as clothes, trinkets, sunglasses, imitation goods like wallets and purses, DVDs, paintings, and other souvenirs to bring home.
Address: Kampung Temoyong, Mukim Kedawang, Pantai Cenang.
If you’re looking for sports apparel and footwear, the Al-Ikhsan Sports outlet in Langkawi offers steep discounts on off-season products from major sportswear brands like Adidas and Nike. Score some quality sneakers to add to your shopping haul for only half the retail price—what a steal!
Address: Langkawi Duty Free Shopping Complex, No 64, Persisiran Putra, 07000 Kuah, Kedah.
Jetty Point Complex
Jetty Point Complex is a mall conveniently located within Langkawi’s main ferry terminal at the entrance of Kuah Jetty. Visitors about to board the ferries can easily head to Jetty Point Complex for some last-minute shopping. The mall has a department store which offers a wide variety of goods, like branded clothing, lingerie, jewellery, cosmetics, leather goods and once again, alcohol and cigarettes.
It is also home to Langkawi’s largest government operated Tourist Information Centre, so be sure to pick up some brochures and maps at the counter!
Address: Kompleks Jetty Point, Persiaran Putera, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Teow Soon Huat Duty-Free @Langkawi Parade Megamall
Located in a three-storey shopping mall housing up to 60 stores, Teow Soon Huat Duty-Free offers no shortage of various items, from household commodities to apparel, luggages, imported tobacco, liquor, groceries and all sorts of confectionaries.
Shop to your heart’s content with discounts up to 70% off retail prices at notable store brands like Converse, Body Glove, Hurley, Skinlab and more. You can also get international brands of chocolates like M&M’s, Ferrero Rocher and Kit Kat, sold at 30 to 60% lower than original retail prices.
Address: A-14, Pokok Asam, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Atma Alam Batik Art Village
Atma Alam Batik Art Village , founded by oil painter Aza Osman and batik artist Roshadah Yusof, is a batik centre designed to promote the local art of batik in Langkawi. The centre consists of a batik showroom, art gallery, workshop and a handicraft section. Only a 5-minute drive from the airport, it is the perfect place to purchase some affordable yet beautifully handmade souvenirs, such as cushion covers, clothes and handbags made with cotton or silk-printed batik.
Address: Padang Matsirat, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
This one’s for all the cigar lovers. Cuban Attitude is the first and only specialised cigar store in Langkawi, and it’s also duty-free! Customers are spoilt for choice with brands like Davidoff, Dona Flor, Habanos and Luis Martinez, as well as other collections of cigarettes and tobacco products. Other accessories like ashtrays, pipes, lighters and travel cases are also available at affordable prices.
There’s even a smoking room where you can try out their cigars!
Address: No 14, Jalan Pandak Mayah 6, Pusat Bandar Kuah, 07000 Kuah, Kedah.
Shopping in Langkawi is a luxury experience, and if you can’t squeeze all your purchases into your bags, pop on down to one of these places to get a cheap luggage for your hauls!
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